- Giaconda Chardonnay
"My favourite Australian Chardonnay. The 1998 is a great wine that may ultimately rival the 1993 and 1996 Giaconda for it's sheer opulence, weight, richness and complexity. At the moment it's a little oaky, but this will integrate with time. With it's savoury Burgundian overtones (and I don't use this description lightly) excellent balance and structure, this wine will give immense pleasure for the next five to ten years".Philip RichThe Australian Financial Review Magazine"There are certainly Australian Chardonnays with a cult following. A prime example is Giaconda from the high Ovens Valley in Victoria, made in tiny quantities and difficult to run to earth. This is the sort of wine Americans call funky, i.e. far from the production-line technical perfection that is the Australian norm. It needs time to show it's fascinating best".Jancis RobinsonFinancial TimesWeekend UKA genuine surprise, provided you've never tried the minuscule amounts of chardonnay from Rick Kinzbrunner's vineyard near Beechworth, north-east Victoria. This wine is classically proportioned, complex and enduring, made with the same disregard to modern and allegedly enlightened winemaking techniques as the very best from Burgundy. Jeremy Oliver
Australian Winemaker of the Year 2003 - Gourmet Traveller Magazine
Top 10 World's Best White Wine Makers 2006 - Decanter Magazine
"Exceptional" (Chardonnay); "Excellent" (Warner Vineyard Shiraz) - Langton's Fine Wine Classification IV
5 Star Winery - Halliday Wine Companion
"These wines have a super-cult status and, given the tiny production, are extremely difficult to find; they are sold chiefly through restaurants and by mail order. All have a cosmopolitan edge befitting Rick Kinzbrunner's international winemaking experience. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are made in contrasting styles: the Chardonnay tight and reserved, the Pinot Noir more variable, but usually opulent and ripe." - James Halliday
Gift Packaging for single 750mL bottles
Any bottle of wine from our range can become a gift with our wrapping options and cards...
Single Gift Box $4
Available in White, Gold or Silver.
Single Gift Box with Lid $6.50
Available in Gloss Black, Gloss Red or Recycled Matt.
Timber Box with Straw $15
The wooden presentation box with straw insulation and perspex lid is the ideal way to dress up that special bottle of wine.
Please note timber boxes are not permitted to be exported overseas due to custom quarantine laws. Also, certain champagne bottles and bottles of irregular shape may not be able to fit into the timber box. We will let you know prior to shipping if this happens and present you with other options.
Small Gift Card Attachment $1.50
Customise your wine delivery with a hand written card. Please keep message to 25 words or less.